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Support Workers - Part Time

Location:
Bromley
Specialism:
Carer/Support Worker/Client Recruitment
Remuneration:
Pay: Weekdays £13.00 per hour and £13.50 per hour Weekends and Bank Holidays, sleeping hours are pai
About The Role

Location: Bromley – this will be changing in the New Year, the family will be moving to West Kingsdown, Kent, likely to be February/March 2021
Days & Hours available:  
We are looking for 2 or more Support Workers to support Matthew as follows (Matthew requires 2 to 1 support):

Term Time - 2 to 1 care 
SW 1 - Monday – Friday, 3pm – 8pm
SW 2 - Monday – Wednesday, 3pm – 8pm

School Holidays - 2 to 1 care 
SW 1 - Monday - Friday - 10am – 5pm 
SW 2 – Monday – Wednesday, 10am – 5pm

Throughout the year - 2 to 1 care
SW 1 - Every Saturday, 10am – 5pm 
SW 2 – Every other Saturday, 10am – 5pm

SW 1 - Alternate Sundays, 10am - 5pm
SW 2 – 1 Sunday per month – 10am – 5pm

Please note additional hours may be available in the School Holidays in accordance with the needs of Matthew's family.

Please note the working pattern above is an example based on 2 Support Workers supporting Matthew. Please apply if you are able to fulfil some of these hours but not all.

Pay: Weekdays, £13.00 per hour and £13.50 per hour, Weekends and Bank Holidays
Driver required?
Essential (will need own car to get to work)
Driving Clients Car?
Yes, our client's Wheelchair Adapted Vehicle (WAV), automatic
Using Own Vehicle for work purposes?
Yes, to attend training
Essential Experience/Understanding:
Complex physical disabilities, facilitating a child in using supportive equipment
Desirable:
Experience working with children in a family home and an interest in therapy
Accommodation (while on duty):
Bungalow, shared areas with the rest of the family. (The family will be moving to West Kingsdown, Kent, likely to be February/March 2021)
Interviews:
As and when applications are received
Start Date:
ASAP (subject to satisfactory employment checks)
 
We are seeking enthusiastic, friendly support workers for Matthew to support him on a 2 to 1 basis. Matthew is a lovely boy age 10 who is interested in people and what is going on around him, but also likes to be away from the hustle & bustle of family life. He enjoys drawing and colouring, with the support to help him complete these activities, but also enjoys messy play, looking at story books, his iPad and being out and about. You will need to be prepared to get involved with all of these!

Matthew has Cerebral Palsy. He wears glasses to help with his visual impairment and is looking for support to help him with his night and day activities. Matthew lives at home with his Mum, Dad and younger sister and he attends a specialist school.

Matthew has specialist equipment including a wheelchair for outdoor use, supportive seating and standing equipment for home and various items that assist him in accessing play activities and maintain good positioning; training will be provided to help you use all of these.  He would love someone who is keen to be able to access hydrotherapy, accessing his play equipment in the adapted garden and help with his therapy programmes.

This is wonderful opportunity to join a supportive family and care team where you can make a real difference to Matthew’s life by maximising his opportunities, a truly rewarding role for someone who is able to communicate effectively and an ability to work with patience, tact, understanding, warmth and compassion.

Pay and Benefits:
Weekdays, £13.00 per hour and £13.50 per hour, Weekends and Bank Holidays
On-going training & support provided
5.6 weeks annual leave pro rata
Free DBS check.

 
In order to promote continuity of our high care standards, you will be offered:
Induction
Relevant training opportunities (including The Care Certificate)
Regular clinical supervision/review meetings
On-going support from a dedicated Case Manager and HR department

 
Safeguarding
ILS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our Clients within the activities we undertake, and ILS expects all our Clients’ employees and workers to share this commitment.  The suitability of all prospective employees or workers will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.  This position will require:

· Proof of eligibility to work in the UK;
· Satisfactory references, including your last employer;
· An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Certificate. A conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being employed.

About You

It would be great to receive your application, if you have the following skills/behaviours:

  • Experience/understanding of working with children with physical disability
  • Confident and comfortable working in Matthew's own home and sensitive to the needs and wishes of him and his family
  • Can demonstrate a commitment and passion for meeting Matthew's needs
  • Able to think creatively and to use initiative in planning Matthew’s day
  • Ability to work with specialist equipment (training will be provided). A Handling Management Plan is available and is designed to reduce the risk of handling injuries, but you may be required to bend, kneel, squat, push or pull.
  • Can demonstrate empathy and understanding in an appropriate and professional manner
  • A team player who understands the importance of feedback to the whole team
  • Can develop productive and professional relationships with others
  • Actively creates an inclusive environment respecting diversity
  • Good organisational skills who can adhere to standards and quality requirements
  • Friendly, approachable with a proactive and encouraging approach
  • Punctual, patient, reliable and trustworthy
  • Can maintain an excellent level of confidentiality
  • Good verbal & written communication skills and IT literate
  • Water confident to assist with hydrotherapy
  • Willing to participate in a variety of outdoor activities
  • Willingness to work flexibly and cover shifts, sometimes at short notice
  • A full driving license (endorsements to be disclosed) and able to drive Matthew's adapted vehicle

Satisfactory references & proof of eligibility to work in the UK required.

This position requires a disclosure request from the DBS. A conviction will not necessarily prevent you from being employed.

About Us

ILS Case Management is the UK's leading independent nationwide Case Management company.

When a person’s life has been changed by injury, we address the practicalities.  We work with children and adults who have had moderate or catastrophic, complex injuries.  We assess individual needs and are able to provide a comprehensive Case Management designed to maximise independence.  We are CQC registered and compliant with their standards.

Our Case Managers work closely with our Clients, and we carry out all the recruitment processes on behalf of our Clients; and will support you, from your initial telephone interview right through to arranging employer interviews, trial shifts and placement.

If you are successfully recruited, you will be employed directly by our client or their Deputy appointed by the Court of Protection.  However, ILS will manage your day to day employment, providing you with the support you need to carry out your role.  Working as a Carer or Support Worker for an ILS client means that you will have a dedicated Case Manager to oversee your client's care needs.

For more detailed information about working as a carer or support worker for ILS, please visit: http://www.indliv.co.uk/about-us/careers/work-as-a-carer-support-worker

Our Company Values

We are Supportive.  It matters to us that our clients and staff know that we care.

We have Integrity.  We can be trusted to work in a professional, honest and transparent way.

We are Client Centred.  We put our client's aspirations at the centre of everything we do.

We are Quality Focussed.  We set high standards and aim to exceed them.

We are Positive.  We find solutions and empower others.